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Sacred Dance in the Ancient World
     

Sacred Dance in the Ancient World

by W. O. E. Oesterley
 

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Relying on ornamental artwork, ancient inscriptions and literature, the author examines Old Testament terms for "dancing," and forms of musical accompaniment in the time of the Hebrews; the sacred processional dance, performed by Hittites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans; the ritual dance around sacred objects; and sacred dances performed during harvests and festivals.

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Relying on ornamental artwork, ancient inscriptions and literature, the author examines Old Testament terms for "dancing," and forms of musical accompaniment in the time of the Hebrews; the sacred processional dance, performed by Hittites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans; the ritual dance around sacred objects; and sacred dances performed during harvests and festivals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486424941
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
12/18/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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